We all know that cake needs to be dense, tender, and moist. Therefore, we try to be as careful as we can to have the appropriate ingredients. In fact, there are many different ingredients for different kind of cakes, but there are four main ones: eggs, flour, fat and sugar. Many people may use oil, milk or water for the cake to be tenderer.
To achieve the best results when preparing cakes, you have to use high quality ingredients especially for butter and flavoring extracts. It seems that many people ignore measurement while preparing cake. They just try to use the ingredients without giving much importance to measuring them. A careful measurement is really required along with following the exact recipe instructions.
There are many things to be considered before doing starting preparing your cake. Most important is to make sure that the ingredients you will use are kept in a suitable temperature, especially eggs and fat. Many important things seem to us to be trivial. However, they are so essential to have a good result. For example, if butter is too cold, it won't beat and incorporate air. As a result, the volume of your cake will not increase. Furthermore, dry ingredients must be sifted before mixing them. If you do not do so, small lumps that are not sifted will create big holes and tunnels in the middle of the cake, which is not appreciated by many housewives.
While mixing ingredients, it will not be mandatory to use a mixer, but it surely helps a lot. After beating, the eggs, you add the other ingredients and start mixing gently and quickly as well in order not to deflate the air that you have beaten into the mixture. Put the batter in a baking pan which is already greased and floured or greased and lined and put the pan in a preheated oven.
The heat's temperature degree must be as low as possible to have a well cooked cake, you can learn more with cake decorating books which will help you'll avoid scorched cakes. While baking, the cake will start rising and turn a dark brown in the outside. A secret that many people do not know about preparing cake is that the oven shouldn't be opened while the cake is in. Otherwise, the cake will get down again. Make sure not to open the cake until the cake is well cooked.
Finally, to test your cake for doneness, it will be sufficient to press with your fingertip on the top center of the cake. If it is well done, then the cake should slowly spring back. If it does not get back, you should put it back in the oven. Another way to test your decorating technique is to insert a knife in the middle. The knife should come out with nothing sticking to it.